Lori Ferrins

Professor Lori Ferrins is a Research Associate Professor at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on the development of drugs for intractable diseases, including parasitic neglected tropical diseases, pathogenic free-living amoebae, and antifungal agents. Professor Ferrins’ research uses advanced models of infection to improve the translation of in vitro activity to in vivo efficacy, while also relying on the tenants of phenotypic and target driven optimization. Synthetic organic chemistry, complemented with library design and compound selection drives the optimization program.